CBI registers disproportionate assets case against Raja

Our Bureau | | Updated on: Jan 23, 2018


The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday registered a disproportionate assets case against former Telecom Minister A Raja and 16 others.

The agency searched 20 places in Delhi, Chennai, Tiruchi, Coimbatore and Perambalur. A senior CBI official said during the probe of the 2G spectrum allocation scam against Raja, the agency unearthed assets that were disproportionate to known sources of income of the former Minister.

The charges levelled against Raja in the present FIR are under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act and related laws. Raja is already facing CBI probe in the 2G spectrum allocation case in which a trial is underway. The Enforcement Directorate is also probing the case.

Raja had declared assets worth ₹1.45 crore in his election declaration in 2014, while assets of his wife were worth ₹93.93 lakh. His minor daughter holds assets worth ₹18.15 lakh.

It has been further alleged that during the period 1999-2010, while serving as an MP and an Union Minister, he had amassed assets and pecuniary resources to the tune of ₹27.92 crore.

Published on August 19, 2015
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